St. Louis, USA, 4th November 2015 / Sciad NewswireSigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL), a leading Life Science and Technology company, today announced it has expanded its distribution agreements with GENEWIZ® and Oxford Genetics to provide customers with an easy-to-use, web-based ordering system that will provide instant pricing for most synthetic DNA up to 5kb.

Scientists can now order synthesized genes from GENEWIZ through Sigma-Aldrich’s eCommerce platform, with the option to have them delivered in a SnapFast™ vector from Oxford Genetics. This will allow end-users to quickly order an expression-ready gene without waiting for a quote.

“Sigma-Aldrich saw a customer need for a standardized ordering method that provided quick access to DNA services. Currently, when researchers purchase synthetic biology or gene synthesis services, they often rely on a quoting system that delays orders by 24 hours or more,” said Josef Zihlmann, Vice President of Product Management and R&D for Sigma-Aldrich. “By combining GENEWIZ’s synthesized gene services and Oxford Genetics’ SnapFast™ Technology with our best-in-class eCommerce services, researchers now have a time and cost-saving solution to acquire quality, expression-ready DNA.”

For more information on Sigma-Aldrich’s synthetic biology offering, visit or connect with Sigma-Aldrich at the SynBioBeta SF 2015 conference, Nov. 4 – 6 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes 250,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units – Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial – Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 37 countries, has approximately 9,700 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.79 billion in 2014. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at

Sigma-Aldrich is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co, LLC registered in the US and other countries. GENEWIZ is a registered trademark of GENEWIZ, Inc. SnapFast is a registered trademark of Oxford Genetics.

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